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Best Poetry Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Poetry books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Sun and Her Flowers (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadFrom Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey (2015)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThe book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

I Saw You As A Flower: A Poetry Collection (2018)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThere is a time for everything— a time to wither, a time to grow, and a time to blossom. I Saw You As A Flower is a poetry collection that encompasses heartbreak, growth, and finding love. These poems are for those who love too deeply, for those who break too easily, and for those who continue to rise— time and time again.
Author(s): Ellen Allbrey Everett

The Dark Between Stars: Poems (2018)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadAtticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again.
Author(s): Atticus

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThe Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in 2017 by Spirituality and Practice Website.
Author(s): John Brehm

I hope this reaches her in time (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should Readyou have a message from r.h. Sin
Author(s): r.h. Sin

The Truth About Magic: Poems (2019)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadIn his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing.
Author(s): Atticus

Love Her Wild: Poems (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadLove Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell.
Author(s): Atticus

The Rose That Grew From Concrete (2009)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadTupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.His talent was unbounded — a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic — a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable — as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been.
Author(s): Tupac Shakur

Petals of the Moon: A Poetry Collection (2019)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadPetals of the Moon is a collection of poems that take the reader through the journey of night.
Author(s): C Churchill

Ice Cream And Suicide (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadA collection of poetry focusing on the hardships that come with shattered relationships, the feelings that bloom in love lost, and the experiences of finding closure. Ice Cream And Suicide is a personal look at the events that have scarred and inspired the author to begin poetry.
Author(s): Jack Ray

Pillow Thoughts (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadPillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.
Author(s): Courtney Peppernell

A Poetry Handbook (1994)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadWith passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index.
Author(s): Mary Oliver

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Author(s): Nayyirah Waheed

Best Poetry Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some poetry books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Poetry, Poetic Inquiry and Rwanda: Engaging with the Lives of Others

Author(s): Laura Apol
ID: 2888620, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women

Author(s): Dick Davis
ID: 2929897, Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Poetry of Cao Zhi

Author(s): Robert Joe Cutter
ID: 2932858, Publisher: De Gruyter, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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